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Renewal of a Grant of Asylum for a Prayer House (47-30 BCE) Leontopolis - Delta region

Leontopolis (Delta region, Egypt — Pleiades map), 47-30 BCE
GRA III 161 = IEgJud 125 = IProse 23 = OGIS 129 = PHI 219024 = AGRW ID# 30948


Bilingual plaque of alabaster (44 cm). Currently in possession of the Ägyptisches (Bode) Museum in Berlin (inv. 7733).

(Greek) On the order of the king and queen: in the place of the plaque which was previously put here concerning the dedication of the prayer house (proseuchē), let what is written below be inscribed: “King Ptolemy Euergetes . . . has established (?) . . . the prayer house as an asylum.”

(Latin in large letters) The queen and king have ordered it.

Translation by: Sarah E. Rollens (with modifications)

βασιλίσσης καὶ βασι|λέως προσταξάντων, | ἀντὶ τῆς προανακει|μένης περὶ τῆς ἀναθέσε||ως τῆς προσευχῆς πλα|κός, ἡ ὑπογεγραμμένη | ἐπιγραφήτω. | βασιλεὺς Πτολεμαῖος Εὐ|εργέτης τὴν προσευχὴν ἄσυλον. || Regina et rex iusser(un)t.

Item added: March 14, 2020
Item modified: March 14, 2020
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